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Back the campaign – write to your local MP
Use our template to write to your MP and help make a difference.
If you want to back the campaign to make Carbon Monoxide alarms law, you can use this template letter below, and then send it to your local MP. Just copy this into word and fill in.
Dear [insert Name of MP],
Every year in England and Wales 40 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, shattering the lives of all the people that loved them – yet a simple change in the law could end these needless tragedies.
The Health and Safety Executive also estimate that 4,000 people a year are admitted to hospital with symptoms of CO poisoning, which could lead to brain damage and strokes.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. You can’t see, taste or smell it, and symptoms like headaches, nausea and dizziness can easily be confused with flu.
I passionately believe that every home and business in the country should have an audible CO alarm, but this can’t be achieved overnight.
Just 15 per cent of homes currently have alarms, leaving countless families in danger.
But the government could today make a simple change to the building regulations, making CO alarms mandatory with any installation of a carbon-burning appliance.
Please use any influence you have within parliament to make this critical law a reality.
A government e-petition www.no-to-co.co.uk has been launched to support the life-saving legislation.
Please don’t delay, act today.
Yours sincerely, [Insert your name and address here]
Not sure who’s your local MP? Go to: www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/ and type your postcode.